106 Flinders Street, Melbourne

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106 Flinders Street
106 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Designed for an architectural physicist in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, this space rethinks the conventional workplace vocabulary and its elements.

The brief was to evoke a welcoming residential feel, with the design conceived as a single space to work, meet and entertain.

Bates Smart worked closely with a meticulous and passionate carpenter, Nathan Ray of Multiplex, who essentially hand crafted the entire space single-handedly over months of construction.

What emerged from the design process was clarity of space and materiality through the use of a single material for floors, walls and ceilings. A sustainable timber was sourced and used with minimal wastage by crafting left over timber into furniture and various functional elements like door handles.

Wrapping the space with Douglas Fir timber creates an aromatic sensorial experience that transports you back to nature through the detectable whiffs of pine, offering a tranquil and meditative setting.

Brookfield Multiplex Engineering Innovations Group (BMEIG)

95 sqm

December 2015


Designer of The Year
IDEA 2016 nomination

106 Flinders Street, Melbourne
A hi-tech space with low-tech aspirations

106 Flinders Street, Melbourne
A cabin in the city, hand crafted in Douglas Fir timber